CHRIS KUNITZ IS OVERPRICED IN DAILY PLAY TUESDAY, PLUS MLB PICKS
A lot of Fantasy players either set daily lineups, or play in daily Fantasy leagues such as Draft Kings, Fantasy Feud, etc. During the course of the season, on the busiest days in The Association, we'll have a short and sweet blog to help guide you with your lineup decisions.
For Tuesday, April 2, there are seven games in the NHL. The Buffalo-Pittsburgh (7:30pm ET) game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.
THREE SLAP SHOTS
Troy Brouwer, RW, Washington (at CAR): Brouwer has posted five goals and 14 points in 15 games during the month of March. He picked up an assist with a minus-1 rating in his last meeting at Carolina March 14. He might not be a name that casual hockey fans recognize, but he has been a steady contributor in daily Fantasy formats such as DraftKings.com.
Roman Josi, D, Nashville (vs. COL): Josi has been producing a ton of points from the blue line lately, picking up two goals with seven assists over his past nine games. A point-per-game clip isn't bad production from a rearguard with a mid-level salary in most daily formats.
Tuukka Rask, G, Boston (vs. OTT): The Bruins have managed a 35-17 record in their past 52 games against the Senators, including a 5-1 mark in their past six home games against the Senators. Rask has allowed two or fewer goals in eight of the past nine appearances, including a 3-2 shootout win in Ottawa March 11. He also picked up a win in a 2-1 overtime game Feb. 28 against the Senators.
THREE BROKEN STICKS
Chris Kunitz, LW, Pittsburgh (vs. BUF): Kunitz has been an outstanding producer for Fantasy owners this season, especially in daily Fantasy leagues like DraftKings.com. However, it will be interesting to see how he does without C Sidney Crosby (jaw) at his side. At it stands, Kunitz has managed just two goals over his past nine games. He isn't terrible, but he has just one multi-point game in the past eight games dating back to March 14. He isn't a bust, but he isn't worth his high salary lately.
Robin Lehner, G, Ottawa (at BOS): We explained the futility of the Senators against the Bruins, especially in Beantown. Lehner has been outstanding lately, allowing three or fewer goals in each of his eight appearances this season. However, he is 0-1-2 in his three appearances against the Bruins this season, and wins are the most important stat to daily Fantasy players.
Justin Peters, G, Carolina (vs. WAS): Peters is considered the probable start for Tuesday's matchup against the Southeast Division foe Washington Capitals. Peters picked up a victory in his last outing in Winnipeg Friday night, but it is his only win in his past five appearances. He has allowed four or more goals in three of his past five. His shaky play, combined with the lack of offensive support make Peters a poor play.
Dobish's Lineup at DraftKings.com
|C||Nicklas Backstrom||WAS||$5,300||D||Roman Josi||NSH||$4,900||UTIL||Alexander Semin||WAS||$6,800|
|LW||Jonathan Huberdeau||FLA||$5,200||D||Dustin Byfuglien||WPG||$5,400||UTIL||Patrick Wiercioch||OTT||$3,700|
|RW||Troy Brouwer||WAS||$5,500||G||Pekka Rinne||NSH||$6,800||UTIL||Matt Moulson||NYI||$6,200|
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